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Ever wonder how technology has transformed your life? In this entertaining and informative podcast, Kim Komando provides insight on the ever-changing tech issues and topics that are relevant to you. This free podcast featuring interviews that Kim conducts with experts in their field. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of topics such as the Dark Web, the life of digital nomads, staying focused on the road, what it takes to keep the lights on and so much more. Subscribe below to receive the podcast automatically, download to your computer or media player, or listen directly from this podcast page.

Ever wonder how technology has transformed your life? In this entertaining and informative podcast, Kim Komando provides insight on the ever-changing tech issues and topics that are relevant to you. This free podcast featuring interviews that Kim conducts with experts in their field. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of topics such as the Dark Web, the life of digital nomads, staying focused on the road, what it takes to keep the lights on and so much more. Subscribe below to receive the podcast automatically, download to your computer or media player, or listen directly from this podcast page.
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Ever wonder how technology has transformed your life? In this entertaining and informative podcast, Kim Komando provides insight on the ever-changing tech issues and topics that are relevant to you. This free podcast featuring interviews that Kim conducts with experts in their field. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of topics such as the Dark Web, the life of digital nomads, staying focused on the road, what it takes to keep the lights on and so much more. Subscribe below to receive the podcast automatically, download to your computer or media player, or listen directly from this podcast page.

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English


Episodes

Getting online overseas -- Funny sign goes viral on social media -- Alternatives to Gmail

5/17/2019
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If you travel overseas and you need to get online, would you know what to do? Have you ever seen a road sign that made you laugh out loud? And what’s a better email option than Gmail? Listen in as Kim answers these questions and provides you with information and laughs.

Duration:00:31:15

Ransomware taking more hostages

5/9/2019
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The U.S. government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency describes ransomware is a type of malware designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid. It typically spreads through phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting an infected website. Experts predict that ransomware attacks will cost businesses nearly $11 billion this year. Parham Eftekhari, executive director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, says we can fight ransomware.

Duration:00:25:53

Can your smartphone cause cancer or ADHD?

5/3/2019
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How many hours a day do you use your cellphone? How many wireless devices are in your home? Those devices emit radio frequency radiation. Scientists continue to study the effects of prolonged exposure to this type of radiation to see if they can cause cancer or ADHD in adults and children. Get some answers by listening to this podcast.

Duration:00:34:20

Technology helps lost cameras go home

4/27/2019
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If you've ever lost anything of sentimental value, you'll relate to the stories in this podcast. You'll hear tales of lost cameras and valuable photos that were returned to their owners -- sometimes years later -- and how technology and social media reconnected them.

Duration:00:24:36

Who's spying on you?

4/13/2019
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There was a time when tiny cameras brought to mind images of James Bond. But these cameras are now available to anyone who can afford them. And they are increasingly being used to spy on guests in hotel rooms and rental properties. Lawyer Marc Lamber says laws about the issue are murky. But don't despair. There are ways to protect yourself.

Duration:00:25:15

Ex-director of FBI, CIA takes on a phone scammer

4/11/2019
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Robocalls and phone scammers are getting worse. Most are merely annoying but some can be terrifying, like the scammer who threatened to kill Lynda and William Webster. Webster's name may sound familiar: He's the former head of the FBI and CIA. Plus hear some creative and hilarious ways people are getting even with robocalls, and learn tips you can use today.

Duration:00:26:21

New list: Worst companies for data privacy

4/9/2019
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A Texas-based tech company launched a new system that rates websites that collect your personal data. They've recently published their "data privacy misleaders board" -- a list no company wants their website to be on. Who's on it? Osano CEO and co-founder Arlo Gilbert talks about the companies that are the best and worst at collecting and sharing your personal information.

Duration:00:26:52

Social media tracks your every online move

4/6/2019
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Did you know there’s a link between liking curly fries and your intelligence? According to social media algorithms there is. When you click a link, like a page or friend another person, you’re giving away valuable information. Researchers use data from hundreds of thousands of people looking for subtle patterns to find out details about you and track you. What they do with the results could determine your future.

Duration:00:17:50

How clinical trials can help beat cancer

4/4/2019
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Clinical trials help doctors test medications on real patients. Successful clinical trials have helped patients beat cancer and added more years of quality life. If you're interested in clinical trials, listen as Dr. David Fogleman of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center explains how clinical trials work.

Duration:00:40:32

Break through the noise and market your business on social media

4/2/2019
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Whether you work for a Fortune 500 company, a small mom-and-pop shop, or act as a "solo-preneur," you need to market your business online. With so many digital channels, where do you get the most bang for your digital marketing buck? We talk to Jeremy Wood of Hootsuite about using social media to connect with your audience. And Mike Huber of Vertical Measures tells us about using social media to build an "owned" audience. Is there some magical formula that works? Listen to this conversation...

Duration:00:24:15

To 'Digital Nomads' the world is their office

3/30/2019
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Imagine ridding yourself of all but the most essential items to travel and live around the world, while still running a business. Digital devices make such a lifestyle possible. Listen as one American couple talks about the exhilaration of leaving most of their possessions behind to live and work as "Digital Nomads." But, as you'll hear, it's not all fun and games. It takes a lot of work to make it work.

Duration:00:19:07

Apps and safety tips from an online dating pro: ‘Stop with the bathroom selfies’

3/28/2019
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Online dating expert and dating profile ghostwriter Meredith Golden, the founder of SpoonMeetSpoon.com, offers tips to choose the best dating apps that fit your lifestyle. We put our own Mike James in the hot seat, and Meredith helps him improve his online dating profile (Spoiler alert: He’s doing it all wrong). Is it OK to wear sunglasses in your photos? Hat on or hat off? Find out the do’s and don’ts of creating a great dating profile. If you or someone you know is looking for love, you do...

Duration:00:39:34

'AI is like fire' — and it's spreading

3/26/2019
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Yep, those sci-fi movies and shows like "Blade Runner" and "Westworld" about robots imbued with enough A.I. to make them seem human are developing at a rapid pace. Kim talks to Ryan Steelberg, president of Veritone, a leading provider of artificial intelligence technology and solutions, about how robots are becoming less fantastical. Ryan describes how one man in Great Britain has his "companion" robot sit with this family at mealtimes. You don't want to miss this conversation.

Duration:00:35:46

DIY DNA: Are the results accurate?

3/21/2019
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As many as 26 million people may have taken an at-home DNA test. If you're thinking of taking one, you have to prepare yourself for the results. You may discover things about your family tree that you didn't want to know. On the other hand, the results could yield a pleasant surprise. But how accurate are the results? Listen as Kim explores the world of at-home DNA testing with Lindsay Groves, senior product specialist at 23AndMe, and Robert Bennett, a forensic toxicologist and DNA scientist.

Duration:00:47:26

Don't (completely) fear the tax man

3/19/2019
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Tax season is always scary, and with this year’s new code, the fear is elevating. Don’t worry, help is on the way. Meet accountant Howell Cheek with Sigrist, Cheek, Potter & Huyser who can talk about the philosophy of taxes dating as far back as Plato (but don’t worry, he doesn’t). Kim talks with Howell, who offers easy-to-understand, concise tips about medical and charitable deductions, as well as the increase in the standardized deduction. He also talks about which business-tech deductions...

Duration:00:34:08

Cyberwar: How the U.S. is under attack right now

3/14/2019
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In today’s quickly changing world, war is no longer defined by bullets, bombs, and bloodshed. There isn’t even an enemy you can always identify. It’s called Cyberwar. The United States is under attack right now. No one knows exactly where some of the attacks are coming from. Listen for proof of these attacks and how they could lead to a much bigger war in the near future.

Duration:00:18:26

Are robots taking over pilots' jobs?

3/12/2019
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Do you feel like robots are taking over? Consider this: A robot might be flying your next flight home. Will you want to be on that flight? We talk to Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Dakota University, who talks about his findings and what we should expect in the future. Kim also talks to Stephen Lapoint, former instructor and pilot with the United States Air Force and veteran pilot of American Airlines for almost 20 years to get his...

Duration:00:54:35

Is YouTube promoting sex, drugs and violence to your kids?

3/7/2019
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A young woman lies sick on a bed. On the table next to her is a hypodermic needle. Her sister tells her, "You're hot," injects something into her backside and gives her a long, lingering kiss on the lips. Adult film? Nope. It's a cartoon featuring Elsa from "Frozen." "Elsagate" is a disturbing movement on YouTube that targets young children. Renowned psychologist Dr. Christine Davidson joins Kim Komando to talk about Elsagate. Listen to this fascinating conversation and learn how to protect...

Duration:00:41:40

Smart home tips from a guy who did it and lived to tell

3/5/2019
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You've decided to upgrade your home to a smart home but, where do you start? Maybe some smart light bulbs or a smart thermostat? Should you use an Amazon Alexa, Google Home or Apple Home Pod to connect your devices? Kim and her cohost Andrew Babinski talk about the latest trends in smart home tech, and Andrew shares the trial and error he went through when he started "smartifying" his home. They also talk about some pretty weird smart technologies like smart diapers, smart toothbrushes,...

Duration:00:40:52

Facebook's fake-news fact-check fail

2/28/2019
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What's real? What's fake? With more than 1 billion people using Facebook, the company's artificial intelligence algorithms can’t answer these questions, so it hired outside firms to moderate content. These human "content moderators" decide what’s fake, real, satire, inappropriate and illegal. No surprise: It's not working. Hear from Brooke Binkwoski, former Facebook fact-checker, about the real story, and learn how Facebook's content moderators watch the seedy side of life all day, so you...

Duration:00:45:04